College Week and Coffee-Hour Minutes

  • To submit an announcement: Email your announcement information to College Week by Thursday at noon to be printed in College Week for the following week.
  • To submit an event: Use the online submission form. Events submitted by Tuesday morning each week will be posted to the website calendar within two days and considered for College Week for the following week.
  • To announce in Coffee-Hour Minutes: If you would like to submit information, please send to by Thursday at 9:00 pm. Please make sure submissions are brief and ready to print. All events will be formatted to fit into a calendar (date, time, location) and submissions are subject to editing.

Events and programs
are added all the time to the online events calendar—share them, add them to your calendar, enjoy them! To have your event/program added to the calendar, please use the online submission form.


    • Room Change applications are avalable in the Office of Student Life at the front desk and should be returned by Friday, September 19 at noon.
    • Longmeadow House is now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 term. For consideration, please submit a Longmeadow application-also available in Student Life-by Friday, September 19 at noon.
    • Questions, concerns, or impressions about housing should be directed to Jenna Goldstein or come by Barn 113.


  • FACULTY ADVISOR APPROVAL PROCESS: On Friday, September 5 all students were emailed their FWT Proposal forms. Completed forms are due Tuesday, September 30. Remember to schedule a meeting with your faculty advisor to discuss your proposal and secure initial approval before Long Weekend. Read more via the Faculty Advisor Approval Process link on the Student Resources Page of the College website.
  • SMALL GROUP ADVISING: During the week of September 15, we will hold small group advising sessions on the FWT Grant Application process, Independent Studies and first-year/first-FWT questions. Join a small group session via GenBook.

    BAD Announcements

  • DODGEBALL! This term’s dodgeball league begins on Wednesday, October 1st. Rally friends, classmates, club cohorts, and your faculty advisers and sign up your team in the Office of Student Life. Team registration forms are due by Friday, September 26th. Contact Michiel Considine with any questions.
  • CPR/FIRST AID WORKSHOP SERIES. Post-Bac students Ron Zahavi (Combat Medic) and Shane Blunk (EMT) will be leading a series of workshops on CPR, first aid, and other basic life-saving techniques throughout the fall term. Classes are open to the entire Bennington community and will begin at the end of September. Participants are free to come and go between any of the workshops. The sessions will take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Upstairs Dance Studio at the Meyer Rec Barn starting on September 25. Any questions, please contact Ron Zahavi or Shane Blunk.
  • FREE YOGA! “Meditation in Motion” is a yoga class that develops body awareness through breath and mindfulness. The class includes a brief meditation and a study of different asanas (poses) each week. The class is KRIPALU inspired and offers a VINYASA style, which helps the body release tension and calm the mind chatter. Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the upstairs Dance Studio in the Meyer Rec Barn.

Weekly Announcements

  • PEER WRITING TUTORS will begin holding hours on Sunday, September 14. Working with a writing tutor can help you strengthen any project no matter where you are in the writing process. Sunday-Thursday, 8:00-10:00 pm, Crossett Library 2nd floor, Staff Lounge.
  • The DROP period ends Wednesday, September 17. Forms are available in the Dean’s Office.
  • If you would like to receive a LETTER GRADE instead of a pass/fail in some or all of your classes for this term, stop by Barn 123 for a Letter Grade Request Form. Forms are due Wednesday, September 17.
  • Attention LITERATURE STUDENTS! Come to the open information session on the literature program, senior work, graduate study, etc. hosted by Ben Anastas, Brooke Allen, and Michael Dumanis, Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 pm in EAC 1. Bring your questions!
  • The FOREIGN LANGUAGE SERIES presents Food and Regional Traditions in Italy. The students of “Food in Italy” will present a few traditional, regional recipes, and the story and anecdotes behind them. Thursday, September 18, 7pm, EAC 1.
  • Come to the STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION in Barn 124. We’ll cover application basics, program considerations, and you’ll hear from study abroad alums about their time away. Can’t make it to the session? Schedule a time to meet with Kendra Ericson to discuss your plans. September 19 from 1:00–2:00 pm.
  • Students who will have PLAN MEETINGS this term received letters via email on September 5. If you believe you received a letter in error or if you believe you should have received a letter, please speak with your Faculty Advisor and Laurie Kobik as soon as possible.
  • Paving of second street for the STEAM LINE CONSTRUCTION will be completed by Tuesday September 16, weather permitting. As such, the road will be closed down temporarily, though there will be access across commons lawn, as there had been this summer, along with pedestrian paths around the paving.